National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), Mexico City
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Enrich your tour of the city with a history lesson at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), one of Mexico's premier cultural institutions. Established in 1964, this comprehensive museum contains important artifacts from the country's pre-Columbian past. Major highlights include an Aztec stone calendar and a 16th-century statue of Xochipilli, Aztec god of art, games, flowers, and song. After you piece together Mexico's pre-Hispanic past, visit the upper display halls to learn how the country's indigenous cultures live today. Rent an audio guide at the entrance if you wish to explore on your own, or join one of the museum's free guided tours. Plan your visit to National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mexico City trip itinerary maker.
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  • This museum is enormous with tons of original Aztec and Mayan relics. Can spend 4 hours here easily. The price is extremely reasonable and during the week there are only a few other people in each roo...  more »
  • If you want a crash-course in the history of the country, please do not miss this. Set aside at least 4-6 hours for it. 
  • A construction with a game and very successful architectural design, a historic place with lots of culture, each one of the rooms with excellent exhibitions, have to spend if possible, great part of a day to each of its rooms quietly, but worth it. You should visit it to learn more about our culture.
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  • I've been to archaeological museums all over the world and this is one of the most fascinating and extensive collections I've ever seen. I love the layout of this museum and all the different cultures you are exposed to. It shows you just how diverse the cultures of Mexico are. I highly recommend visiting, one could spend hours here.
  • A world class museum that focus on the archaeology of indigenous people throughout Mexico. There are a lot of models but also a number of the most famous stone sculptures as well as other objects. It is huge and can take a few hours to get through. The Aztec section is especially impressive.
  • Amazingly comprehensive in covering the diversity of people in Mexico. It would take a few days to truly absorb everything in this museum. The artifacts at the far end of the museum are a must-see. Few placards are in English, but it's hard to fault them for that.
  • Mi museo favorito del país.
  • Definitely a must place to visit while in Mexico city. This museum is huge and includes many exhibitions from all different eras. I'd recommend arriving early on the weekends as it gets busy at noon.